Leeds United have entered talks to secure an agreement with winger Gavin Whyte from Irish Premiership champions Crusaders, according to Sky Sports.
The 22-year-old winger has notched 21 league goals this season, in what has been a phenomenal campaign for the Northern Irish star.
Would this be a good signing for Leeds?
He’s only 22 and he’s netted 21 goals from the wing this season – why not gamble on him?
Although the Northern Irish league is not the best standard, it has still produced some gems for English football.
Whyte is unlikely to cost much money and he is the sort of player that could end up being a star for Leeds.
This is a fairly uninspiring move from Leeds.
Is pulling players from the Irish league really going to fire the Whites to promotion? Not for me.
If this is the type of deal Orta and Heckingbottom are going to be chasing, there will be some disappointed customers at Elland Road next season.
It could be a shrewd move.
Leeds fans will want to see some big names arrive but you often get players coming over the Irish sea and proving to be hits.
He’s scored a lot of goals for Crusaders and though the Whites are obviously a big step up he could be a decent arrival.
Sign him up Orta.
Whyte sounds like an encouraging prospect and is obviously attracting a lot of interest.
However, if Leeds did sign him expectations would have to be managed because of the adjustment required from the Irish league to the Championship. This could be a good move in the long-term.
This could be a good deal.
Clearly, going by the interest in the player, he is very talented and will be moving to England sooner rather than later.
Leeds have focused on bringing through a lot of young, hungry players and he fits the profile.
Given he won’t cost much it’s a risk-free deal for Leeds that could pay off big time if he succeeds.